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Javier Bardem Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Javier Bardem & Sam Mendes

Congratulations to Señor Javier Bardem for receiving the 2,484th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! We have an international cast for this induction ceremony: We have Mr. Bardem who is from Spain; director of Skyfall and guest speaker Sam Mendes is from England; then the two new Bond Girls in attendance are Berenice Marlohe from France and Naomie Harris from England. I was kinda hoping to see Javier’s wife and fellow Spaniard, Penelope Cruz as well but it was said that she was busy filming during this event. One more person I wanted to see: Daniel Craig! It’s a long shot but hey, they’re promoting Skyfall at the same time so who knows?

The first one to arrive was Skyfall Director, Sam Mendes. He went on to sign some autograph for the fans.

Sam Mendes

And then there was Naomie Harris.

Naomie Harris

Her face looked familiar even if I’ve never seen or heard about her before. Then I realized she was Tia Dalma from Pirates of the Caribbean, one of my favorite movies of all time! Wow, I’m an idiot haha. She sure looked different without the dreadlocks and the black lips!

Berenice Marlohe then came at the same time as Javier Bardem. I gotta say, this new Bond Girl stole the show! She was so GORGEOUS in person! I think I’m in love!

Berenice Marlohe

It’s funny because I saw some photographers taking more pictures of her than Javier Bardem. It’s like, “Ah I already got my shot of him, I’ll now focus on the things that interest me.”

Berenice Marlohe

And in this photo, all she did was hold on to that post and smile and voila! An instant high fashion shoot for the photographers!

berenice marlohe

The ceremony started and Sam Mendes took the stage. Part of the speech was about Javier dyeing his hair blonde for the new Bond movie, then entering the set and nobody recognizing him. I checked the trailer again today, he does look different! I think I dig the darker hair though. What do you think?

The guys then shared a big hug.

Javier Bardem & Sam Mendes

Javier Bardem Time!

Javier Bardem

Here’s his speech courtesy of Hollwood Walk of Fame:

 

The star was unveiled and then photo op galore again!

Berenice Marlohe, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Sam Mendes

Berenice Marlohe, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Sam Mendes

Haha look at that. Sam Mendes looks like he’s saying “oooh yeah I’m touching Naomie’s tummy!”

At this point I just badly wanted to have a picture with the super beautiful Berenice Marlohe. I was worried I wasn’t going to get one because she was on the other side but then she got closer and closer until she was on our side! Woohoo! Some stupid guy from the press with his iPad kept blocking my sight of her (for Christ’s sake, please don’t shoot with your iPad when you got people behind you!) but then when I called her she did respond and I finally got a picture with her!

Berenice Marlohe

She asked me if my camera was working because it didn’t flash. I said, “hmm let me see…” then I checked the LCD and yup it worked just fine and I showed it to her. We smiled together. Aww. We shared a moment. An even bigger story is that our faces were literally five inches away while we were exchanging words. In my fantasy we were already French kissing haha. I wish it happened in real life!

She got back to me after some time and we had another photo. This time, I had my flash on.

Berenice Marlohe

One photo means it’s a photo op, two photos means we’re close. Now we’re close. I’ll call her Berber from now on.

And finally, the man of the hour went to my side and there ya go, a new movie poster for 007:

Javier Bardem

James Bond, get read for us!

For those of you who would like to visit Javier Bardem‘s star, it’s located at 6834 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, right in front of the El Capitan Theatre.

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Extra Presents: The Voice

Extra The Voice

The Extra taping last night was extra special! The judges and hosts of the TV show The Voice all showed up and boy was the place jam packed!

Do you want to see the photos?! Let me here ya!!!

Applause

Here’s Mario Lopez to welcome everyone to the show

Mario Lopez

And co-host Renee Bargh went on to the stage to join him

Renee Bargh

It’s  a bit of a wait before the guests arrived so Chunky (that guy above holding the “applause” sign) entertained the crowd in the meantime. It was a lot of fun hearing his non-sense jokes! Lots of freebies were given to the crowd as well, like T-shirts and cardboard cutouts of the judges’ heads. Guess who’s head was the most in demand?! *I’m at a payphone trying to call home, all of my change I spent on you…* yep… Adam Levine! Even guys were asking for it. I was one of them haha. Moving on…

Hosts Carson Daly and Christina Milian were the first to hit the stage…

Carson Daly & Cristina Milian

Christina Milian

Then the judges…

Here’s singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actor, Cee Lo Green!!!

Cee Lo Green

One of the best-selling music artists of all time, Christina Aguilera!!!

Christina Aguilera

Winner of this year’s CMA Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Song of the Year for “Over You”,  Blake Shelton!!!

Blake Shelton & Christina Aguilera

And last but not the least… my favorite, but before anything, let me tell you the cons of watching a live TV show taping. Compared to a concert or any stage performances where you see the performers in full view, a TV show taping will give you a harder time seeing the people on stage since most of the camera men and their equipment will be blocking your sight. Remember, it’s TV-first, live audience-second. Unless you get a really good spot then you will have no problem but for most of the audience, having the crew’s backs blocking your photos is pretty common.

Okay back to my judges’ introduction. This guy doesn’t really need one. Arguably the sexiest male vocalist of this era, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine!!!

Adam Levine

And he’s on a hole haha. You’re asking what the hell is up with that picture?! Well, that’s the cameraman’s back, the tripod and some other crew member’s body blocking my shot! I just photoshopped it a bit to make it look somewhat artistic. It does pass as “artistic”, right?! I uploaded the hi-res photo, just click on it and save on your computer. Make it your Adam Levine-On-A-Hole desktop wallpaper haha.

Some lucky audience members were brought to the stage to ask them questions. There were some singing as well where the judges had to choose from four contestants which one they liked the most.

Extra Audience

Now here’s all of them with Mario Lopez. Photo was taken from the big screen…

The Voice on Extra

You can tell they were all having a good time, especially Adam who wasn’t able to control himself from laughing!

By the way, R&B Singer Usher and Latin Pop Goddess Shakira will be temporarily replacing Cee Lo and Christina Aguilera for Season 4 of The Voice, which is scheduled to air in the spring of 2012. They will then return for Season 5.

That’s all folks!